Over the last few months I have been on a journey looking into doctor’s wellbeing. Given what we know about the challenges and stresses of the medical profession it is surprising that there are not more workforce initiatives targeting self-care, particularly for those doctors working in more socially and professionally isolating contexts. In response, I have developed the doctor’s wellness retreats concept. I see that the audience for this could be all doctors, however I am keen to particular focus on locums, international medical graduates, doctors in Aboriginal health setting and rural and remote locations.
The initiative will provide a retreat for small groups of doctors to enable connection with one another, self- reflection, discussion and practice of self-care strategies in a nourishing environment.
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